MBL to Distribute Qkine’s Animal-free Growth Factors and Cytokines

Tokyo, Japan - September 30, 2021 - Medical & Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd. (MBL), a JSR Life Sciences Company, has signed a distributor agreement with Qkine Ltd. for sale of products in Japan.


In recent years, there has been an increasing need for reagents that meet the high biological raw materials standards for the development of products such as regenerative medicines. MBL’s production system complies with the international standards (ISO13485) for quality management systems for medical devices and has extensive experience in providing custom service products with a certificate of conformity (or non-applicability). Through this agreement, MBL will expand its lineup of research products that meet the standards for biological raw materials, such as niche factors for organoid culture.

Qkine combines proprietary manufacturing processes developed at the University of Cambridge with protein engineering techniques to produce high-purity, animal-free recombinant proteins optimized for stem cell culture in its Animal-Derived Component Free (ADCF) lab. The company has also supported research and development in the fields of stem cells, cell organs, and regenerative medicine by providing high-quality proteins that have passed extremely strict and robust quality control standards.

Under this distributor agreement, MBL will bring all of Qkine's high-quality, animal-derived free growth factors and cytokines optimized for stem cell culture to the Japanese market.

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